Hahaha, the draw of big oil is strong... you really got me thinking hard, Ed! I really appreciate the response.
As I still have 2 semesters to finish, maybe I'll spend that time trying to land an EIT position with Imperial Oil (Canada's Exxon) or someplace similar.
All the experience I have with design consulting would be great leverage to land a future job in that industry, should I need a fall-back.
I am inspired to give it a go! Anything to help fund RE, after all.
eager beaver - n. Informal - One that is exceptionally, often excessively industrious or zealous: "The eager beavers of industry seldom reach their potential, much less rise to the top" (Newsweek).